The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA

Panel II: Optical Bearer Technologies for 5G Networks

Tuesday, 13 March
12:30 - 14:00
Theater I

Lisa Huff, Principal Analyst, Discerning Analytics, USA

 

Panel Description:

The development of 5G is speeding up recently, and the optical networks including fiber infrastructure and optical bearer technology will be more important for 5G than 4G, due to 5G’s higher bandwidth and better performance requirements like lower latency.
 
This panel will focus on the role, technology and market trends of optical infrastructure and technologies for 5G networks. Topics to be covered include:

  • Requirements for fiber infrastructure from 5G, e.g., ubiquitous fiber access;

  • Bearer requirements for 5G front haul, back haul and middle haul (CU to DU), e.g. bandwidth, latency, jitter, etc.;

  • Next generation front haul interface, e.g.  eCPRI, IEEE1914.3 or NGFI, etc., and their influence to optical bearer networks;

  • Candidate bearer technologies for 5G, e.g. WDM, OTN, PON, Router, Switch, etc;

  • Market trends for 5G and its bearer technologies.

  • New business models and technologies to lower the overall ownership costs


 

Speakers:

Mikko Hannula, Vice President, Coriant Data Business Unit, USA
Title and Abstract available soon.

Enabling Technologies for 5G-Oriented Optical Networks
Xiang Liu, Senior Director and Distinguished Scientist, Huawei Technologies, China

Understanding 5G's Impact on Optical Bearer Networks
Hector Menendez, Product Marketing Manager, IP/Optical Networks, Nokia, USA
To address capacity, performance, and flexibility limitations, today’s rigid, point-to-point fronthaul networks will evolve to new more scalable networks that leverage next generation fronthaul interfaces and time sensitive packet networks in support of the move to 5G. This presentation discusses 5G’s impact on optical transport networks and how these networks are evolving to address the new requirements.

Jun Shan Way, Director of Technology Strategy and Standards, ZTE TX, USA
Title and Abstract available soon.

High Speed Optical Solutions for 5G Wireless Networking Applications

Ryan Yu, VP of Business Development and General Manager of Optoelectronic Solutions, Oplink Communications, LLC, a Molex Company, USA
5G wireless promises 1000 times capacity and 100 times speed vs. current networks, supporting plethora of new applications such as VR, autonomous driving cars, and smart cities. High bandwidth and low latency requirements for many of these applications will drive significant upgrade of network infrastructures and associated optical connectivity. We will discuss high speed optical solutions supporting 5G wireless deployments throughout various networking segments, such as front haul, middle haul, back haul, metro networks, and CO/Data centers.     


Biographies:

Mikko Hannula, Vice President, Coriant Data Business Unit, USA

Mikko Hannula is focused on Data Products at Coriant. In this role he is responsible for Coriant’s IP/MPLS, IP-Optical and Multilayer SDN & Network Orchestration solutions. The solutions cover a wide range of applications in mobile back-, front- & midhaul and fixed line segments. Mikko has 20 years of experience in telecommunications and he has held a variety of position including R&D, PLM, Marketing, Services and Supply Chain at Tellabs and Coriant. During his career he has launched several world leading products in the IP and mobile backhaul space. Mikko has a M.Sc. in Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering from the Aalto University in Finland.


Lisa Huff, Principal Analyst, Discerning Analytics, USA

Lisa Huff is Principal Analyst at Discerning Analytics, LLC (DA). Lisa is a Certified Data Center Management Professional (CDCMP®) and degreed electrical engineer with over 30 years experience in the data center, optics and electronics industries.  In addition to her position at DA, she is Telecom Director for Bishop & Associates, Inc. Lisa’s expertise is in data centers, optical components, data communications cabling and connectivity and networking equipment.  She has presented at many industry conferences including 7x24 Exchange International, Data Center World, ECOC, OFC, Transport Networks for Mobile Operators and Next Generation Optical Networking.


Xiang Liu, Senior Director and Distinguished Scientist, Huawei Technologies, China

Dr. Xiang Liu is a Senior Director and Distinguished Scientist of Huawei Technologies, working on advanced optical transmission and networking technologies. He had been with Bell Labs, New Jersey, for 14 years. He has authored/coauthored over 330 journal/conference papers, and holds over 70 US patents. Dr. Liu is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the OSA. He is currently serving as a General Co-Chair of OFC 2018, a Deputy Editor of Optics Express, a Co-Editor of IEEE Communications Magazine’s optical communications series, and a Steering Committee member of ON2020.


Hector Menendez, Product Marketing Manager, IP/Optical Networks, Nokia, USA

Hector is focused on optical networking solutions. In this role, he develops and markets service provider solutions on topics including mobile fronthaul, mobile backhaul, and secure optical transport. Hector has over 25 years of telecommunications experience and has held a variety of positions including project analyst, events management, market development, and solutions/product marketing at AT&T, Alcatel-Lucent, and Nokia. He is co-author of several technical articles and papers and is a frequent speaker at events. Hector holds an MBA from the School of Business at Rutgers University, New Jersey.


Jun Shan Wey, Director of Technology Strategy and Standards, ZTE TX, USA

Jun Shan Wey is the Director of Technology Strategy and Standards, Fixed Networks, at ZTE TX – the US R&D branch of ZTE Corporation. Shan has spent much of her career in next generation optical access technologies and PON standardization. She is an editor of ITU-T G.sup.5GP focusing on 5G wireless fronthaul in the context of PON and the creator-architect of the Connected OFCity Challenge – a platform to brainstorm future broadband access solutions. Shan holds a Ph.D. in E.E. from the University of Maryland, College Park.


Ryan Yu, VP of Business Development and General Manager of Optoelectronic Solutions, Oplink Communications, LLC, a Molex Company, USA

Dr. Rang-Chen (Ryan) Yu is currently VP of Business Development and General Manager of Optoelectronic Solutions for Oplink Communications, LLC, a Molex Company since April 2009. Prior to joining Oplink, Dr. Yu was Global Vice President of Product development of Source Photonics from 2007 to 2009. He was Vice President of Datacom and Telecom of Fiberxon from 2004 to 2007 before merged into Source Photonics. He was Sr. Director of System Engineering for Agility Communications (acquired by JDSU) from 2002-2004. He served various senior management and technical positions with Cinta Networks, Bandwidth9 and SDL (acquired by JDSU). Dr. Yu received Ph.D. in Solid State Physics from University of Pennsylvania, and B.S. in Physics from Peking University.

 

 

 

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